• Mr. Salerno is teaching Physics CP Accelerated

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Materials Needed for Day One:

• 3-ring binder (can be shared with other subjects)
• Loose Leaf notebook paper
• At least one blue or black pen
• At least one pencil for problem-solving
• A scientific calculator unless you would prefer to do all of the math the long way.

UNITS & TOPICS OF STUDY

Unit 1 & 2: Introduction to Motion / Kinematics

In this unit of study, students are expected to plan and conduct investigationsanalyze data and use math to support claims, and apply scientific ideas to solve design problems students in order to develop an understanding of ideas related to why some objects keep moving and some objects fall to the ground. The crosscutting concepts of patternscause and effect, and systems and systems models are called out as organizing concepts for these core disciplinary ideas. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in planning and conducting investigationsanalyzing data and using math to support claims, applying scientific ideas to solve design problems, and using these practices to demonstrate an understanding of the core ideas.

Unit 3: Forces

In this unit of study, students will build an understanding of forces and Newton's second law. Students are also able to apply science and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.

Unit 4A: Momentum

In this unit, students will develop an understanding that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system. Students are also able to apply science and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision. The crosscutting concepts of patternscause and effect, and systems and systems models are called out as organizing concepts for these core disciplinary ideas. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in planning and conducting investigationsanalyzing data and using math to support claims, applying scientific ideas to solve design problems, and using these practices to demonstrate an understanding of the core ideas.

MIDTERM

Unit 4B: Energy

In this unit of study, students develop and use models, plan and carry out investigations, use computational thinking, and design solutions as they make sense of the core disciplinary ideaThe disciplinary core idea of energy is broken down into sub-core ideas: definitions of energyconservation of energy and energy transfer, and the relationship between energy and forces. Energy is understood as a quantitative property of a system that depends on the motion and interactions of matter, and the total change of energy in any system is equal to the total energy transferred into and out of the system. Students also demonstrate their understanding of engineering principles when they design, build, and refine devices associated with the conversion of energy. The crosscutting concepts of cause and effect, systems and systems models, energy and matter, and the influence of science, engineering, and technology on society and the natural world are further developed in performance expectations.  Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in developing and using models, planning and carrying out investigations, using computational thinking, and designing solutions, and they are expected to use these practices to demonstrate an understanding of core ideas.

Unit 5-Waves & Sound

In this unit of study, students apply their understanding of how wave properties can be used to transfer information across long distances, store information, and investigate nature on many scales. The crosscutting concept of cause and effect is highlighted as an organizing concept for these core disciplinary ideas. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in using mathematical thinking and to use this practice to demonstrate an understanding of the core idea.